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Definition of scream noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a loud, high cry made by someone who is hurt, frightened, excited, etc.; a loud, high noise She let out a scream of pain. They ignored the baby's screams. He drove off with a scream of tires. I thought I heard a scream. All I could hear were the screams of the wounded. the screams of adoring fans
  2. 2[singular] (old-fashioned) (informal) a person or thing that causes you to laugh He's a scream.
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